Senecio Haworthii aka Cocoon Plant

White Succulents

There are so many white succulents to choose from. In this post we share over some of our favorite white succulents (or almost white) for you to enjoy. Specifically, lets start with some of the most lovely white Echeverias.

Plants in the Echeveria genus are some of the most beautiful succulents around. Indeed, there are not too many things prettier than a white echeveria. In fact, I think they may be some of my favorite succulents yet. Lets review some of my absolute favorite white Echeveria. 

The Echeveria laui (ech-eh-VER-ee-a LAU-eye) is a succulent plant from the family Crassulaceae. Indeed one of the most gorgeous and sought-after species of Echeveria. An elegant rosette of thick, round leaves. 

In fact, the leaves are actually red, but completely covered by a powdery white wax of farina. This collectors specimen is native to sheer cliff sides in Oaxaca. Additionally, it can reach up to 7 inches (17.8 cm) wide and rarely produces offsets. 

The Echeveria peacockii (ech-eh-VER-ee-a pee-KOK-ee-eye) is also known as Peacock Echeveria. An evergreen succulent with pretty pale silvery-blue rosettes. In fact, there are over 20 spoon-shaped, pointed, powdery leaves. 

Additionally, leaf tips can turn pinkish-red when exposed to bright light. Furthermore, Echeveria peacockii can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) wide. Also known as Echeveria desmetiana or Echeveria subsessilis.

The Echeveria Cante is also known as the White Cloud Plant. Indeed a stunning succulent that forms a rosette of white leaves. Additionally, they are covered with a thick, powdery, whitish, coating. Also, leaves can also produce a blue-green color and margins can produce red edges. 

This succulent is heat and drought tolerant. And, it does well indoors or outdoors in pots. In fact, as the plant matures, it can reach around 12 inches (30 cm) wide. Also, in summer look for thick 18 inch (46 cm) tall, inflorescences sporting gray leaf bracts and pink flowers. 

Echeveria Cante prefers full sun to light shade and well draining soil. In winter months, maintain bright light and be sure to avoid overwatering. Hardy to at least 25°F (-3.9°C) in zones 9-11.

The Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’  is a funky succulent with wavy, distorted leaves. Indeed a fast growing, evergreen succulent. It has a stemless rosette of waxy, spoon-shaped leaves. Additionally, leaves are silvery-gray to pinkish-white and have a powdery coating of farina wax. 

In fact, Topsy Turvey rosettes can grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall. For more Echeveria Topsy Turvey care tips, visit our post here.

For more Echeveria Lola Care visit our post here.

The Echeveria Lola (ech-eh-VER-ee-a LO-luh) is one of my favorite frosty Echeverias. In fact, this beauty was bred by famous Echeveria hybridizer Dick Wright. Specifically, a hybrid of Echeveria Lilacina (ly-las-SY-nuh) and Echeveria Deresina (der-es-SIGH-nuh). 

Also, its thick layer of waxy farina. Indeed giving this stunning succulent the appearance of pearlescent marble with rosy, blushing undertones.

The Echeveria lilacina (ech-eh-VER-ee-a ly-las-SY-nuh) is commonly known as Ghost Echeveria. Indeed a favorite for its open rosette shape and distinctive silvery-lilac color. Additionally, fleshy leaves of this stunning succulent are spoon-shaped and widen near the tips. A thick, powdery coating of farina gives the leaves a white porcelain appearance.

The Echeveria leucotricha is also known as Echeveria pulvinata var. leucotricha, (ech-eh-ver-EE-a pul-vin-AH-tuh loo-koh-TRY-kuh). In fact, leucotricha means white haired and you can see where it gets its name. This small succulent shrub grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall.

The Echeveria tolucensis (ech-eh-ver-EE-a to-loo-senz-sis) is a silvery-blue rosette from Mexico. Also, this beauty is similar to Echeveria secunda (se-KUN-duh) and features lovely pale blue-green leaves on a tight rosette.

The genus Dudleya contains about 40 species. Mostly found in California. However, some can be found as far north as Oregon and down into Arizona, and Baja California. 

The Dudleya antonyi (DUD-lee-yuh anth-OH-nee-eye) is known by the common name San Quintín liveforever. It produces medium sized rosettes with wide, flat, glaucous white leaves. Dudleya anthonyi is not common in cultivation. In fact it is often subject to misidentification. 

Specifically, often mistaken for Dudleya pulverulenta and the white form of Dudleya brittonii.

The Dudleya brittonii (DUD-lee-yuh brit-TON-ee-eye) is an evergreen succulent with gorgeous, chalky-white rosettes and spoon-shaped leaves. In fact, their white leaves actually glow under a full moon. Even more, the white coating on Dudleya brittonii has the highest measured ultraviolet reflectivity of any plant in the world.

White succulents
White succulents
Caespitosa Flowers

The Dudleya caespitosa (DUD-lee-yuh kess-pi-TOH-suh) is a succulent plant known by several common names, including Sea Lettuce, Sand Lettuce, and Coast Dudleya. Definitely popular for its frosty gray-white rosettes. 

In spring and summer look for long lasting orange-yellow blooms that attract hummingbirds. Rosettes grow up to 1 foot (30 cm) high. and wide. Also, they can produce several babies through offsets.

The Dudleya greenei (DUD-lee-yuh GREE-nee-eye) is a rare succulent plant. Also known by the common name Greene’s Liveforever or Greene’s Dudleya. It produces rosettes with fleshy, pointed, leaves up to 4 inches (11 cm) long. In fact, rosettes grow from a small, thick caudex.

The Dudleya nubigena (DUD-lee-yuh noo-bee-GEE-nuh) is also known as Cape Liveforever. A rosette forming perennial with flattish leaves. Endemic to southern Baja California Sur. Additionally, the plant is found in the Sierra de la Laguna, the surrounding lowlands, and on Cerralvo Island.

The Dudleya gnoma grows its ghostly-white leaves in a rosette shape. Leaves on the rosettes are long and triangular. In fact, they sit on top of a thick stem. 

Also, be careful when handling the White Sprite. For example, you can leave lasting finger marks on its delicate white leaves.

The genus Cotyledon includes succulent plants with thick leaves. Colors range from gray to green. In fact, they often have a red line around their margins. 

Additionally, leaf shape may also vary. Cotyledons can be mat forming or clump forming or small to medium shrubs. Let’s check out some of our favorite white Cotyledon below.

The Cotyledon orbiculata  (kot-EE-lee-don or-bee-kul-AY-tuh) is also known as Pig’s Ear. An upright grower with large, chalky white leaves with variable shapes. Additionally, it has a powdery coating of farina that protects the plant in full sun.

In fact, exposure to direct sunlight brings out a bright red outline on the leaf margins. Also, in fall look for pink, bell-shaped flowers on flower stalks.

The Cotyledon Undulata (kot-EE-lee-don un-dew-LAY-tuh) is also known as Silver Ruffles Plant or Silver Crown Plant. Easily one of the most popular in the Cotyledon family. Definitely for its shell-like wavy leaves that neatly overlap one another. Leaves are whitish-green and are covered in a silvery-white dusting of farina.

The Cotyledon orbiculata ‘Oophylla’ is a pale, silvery-white succulent. Specifically, with large, finger-shaped leaves. Leaf margins can flush from maroon to purple when stressed by direct sun and drought.

Also, in summer, look for orange flowers on Cotyledon ‘Oophylla’. Definitely makes a perfect shrub or container plant for drought tolerant gardens.

The Cotyledon Silver Peak is commonly known as Silver Peek Pig’s Ear. A clump-forming succulent. Specifically, with upright, elongated, white-gray leaves. Also, rounded leaf tips on this branching succulent, may turn purplish-red when under stress.

Cotyledon orbiculata 'White Platter'

Cotyledon Orbiculata 'White Platter'

'White Platter' Cotyledon orbiculata

The Cotyledon orbiculata ‘White Platter’ is also known as Platter Pig’s Ear. A succulent shrub with powdery gray white leaves. In fact, margins may be lined in red when exposed to full sun or colder temperatures. 

White Platter grows up to 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) tall on thick stems. Also, in summer, look for orange bell-shaped flowers that dangle from flower stalks.

The Cotyledon Pendens is also known as Cliff Cotyledon. This trailing succulent is native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Gray-green leaves are arranged in opposite pairs. Also, leaf margins will display red edges when stressed in sun or cooler temps.

The White Sprite Cotyledon is a unique and funky vertical growing succulent. Slender, chalk-white leaves turn burgundy in sun or cool weather. Cotyledon White Sprite will grow tall and continue to cluster. Also, in summer, look for pretty coral-pink flowers.

The Cotyledon orbiculata var. flanaganii (kot-EE-lee-don or-bee-kul-AY-tuh flan-uh-GAN-ee-eye) is a succulent shrub. Powdery gray to green leaves on spreading branches are spirally arranged. In fact, leaves are like fingers with a red line at the edges. Also, in spring through fall, look for orangey pink clusters of flowery bells hanging from tall stems.

The Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga ‘Flavida’ (kot-EE-lee-don or-bee-kul-AY-tuh FLA-vid-uh) has long, finger-like leaves. Powdery white-green leaves are slightly tipped in red. Additionally, it forms a distinctive, dense clump, of slowly spreading groundcover or low shrub. Indeed it looks great all year around.

The Cotyledon orbiculata ‘Elk Horns’ is an interesting succulent with powdery silver-white leaves. Leaves are initially round and become flat and multi-pronged, resembling elk antlers. Additionally, it grows up to 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) tall and 12-18 inches (30- 46 cm) wide. 

The Cotyledon orbiculata ‘Silver Waves’ is also known as Wavy leaves Pig’s Ear or Wavelata. It forms a dense mass of large, rippling, silvery-white leaves. Also, they are coated in a fine white powder. 

Indeed a perfect contrast plant with its fantastic wavy leaves. In fact, it looks great when paired with darker plants.

White Succulents: Agave

The Agave genus generally consists of succulents with large leaves that end in spiny tips. In fact, there is quite a lot of variety in the agave genus. Next, let’s take a look at some of the stunning White Agave plants.

There are several pretty Agave varieties to choose from.  Agave titanota ‘White Ice’ (a-GAH-vee ty-tan-OH-tuh) is known as Rancho Tambor Agave, Chalk Agave, or Maguey Cachitun. White Ice is a compact succulent with ghostly white leaves, typically growing in a solitary rosette. 

Also, it has stunning black hooked teeth. Even more, it has vivid imprints on the back of each leaf. Indeed, a titanota that is coveted by many.

The Agave Moonshine is commonly known as Moonshine Agave. Its soft blue-green color makes it a landscape favorite. Smooth leaves from clumping rosettes. They can grow up to 18 inches (46 cm) tall and about 30 inches (76 cm) wide.

The Senecio serpens (suh-NEE-see-oh SUR-penz) is now Curio repens (COO-ree-oh REE-penz). Also, commonly known as Blue Chalk sticks. A small, low-growing succulent, branching from the base and rooting along the stems. 

An easy care, attractive groundcover for warm sunny hillsides. Also it makes a great contrast plant against darker succulents like pictured here with an aloe plant.

The Senecio Haworthii (suh-NEE-see-oh hay-WOR-thee-eye) is also known as Woolly senecio or Cocoon Plant. In fact, the unique Woolly Senecio is now called Caputia tomentosa. It has cylindrical, chucky, white leaves that look like cocoons. Hence, the common name Cocoon Plant. 

A small shrub-like succulent, frosty, white, felted leaves.

The Senecio Stapeliiformis (suh-NEE-see-oh sta-pel-ee-ih-FORM-iss) also known as Kleinia stapeliiformis or Pickle Plant. An attractive perennial succulent with pencil-like stems with greenish-purple patterns and tiny white spines. 

This slow-growing variety can reach up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall. Additionally, it remains upright long term. It forms clumps by spreading underground stems.

The Senecio decaryi (suh-NEE-see-oh de-KAR-yee) is commonly known as Yellow Puffs or Madagascar Senecio. A lush, silvery-green succulent growing on thick stems. Thumb sized flattened leaves are arranged pointing upward along the stems. 

Additionally, these drought tolerant plants can grow up to 3-4 feet (91-122 cm) tall and up to 4 feet (122 cm) wide. Also, in spring look for clusters of button-like yellow-gold flower puffs.

The Senecio palmeri ‘Silver and Gold’ (suh-NEE-see-oh PALM-er-ee) is also known as Guadalupe Island Senecio. Stunning, white, fuzzy, leaves grow on bright white, felt-like stems. Additionally, leaves are oblong-lanceolate shaped and slightly toothed. 

Also, look for bright 1 inch (2.5 cm) golden yellow “daisies”. They grow in clusters on upright stems. Specifically, in spring through summer. 

Silver Coral Senecio scaposus (suh-NEE-see-oh ska-POH-sus) is commonly called Silver Coral Senecio. In fact, its name has since been changed to Caputia scaposa. Long, bean-like leaves have a silvery, woolly covering. Specifically, to help protect the leaves from full sun.

The woolly coating can be rubbed. However, it will not grow back. But, new leaf growth will eventually replace the damaged leaves. Also, in summer look for yellow, daisy-shaped blooms.

The Senecio scaposus var. addoensis (suh-NEE-see-oh ska-POH-sus ad-doh-EN-sis) has leaf tips that are “spatulate”. In fact, they look like someone flattened them with a spatula.

The Senecio candicans (suh-NEE-see-oh KAN-dee-kans) is also known as Senecio Angel Wings. A lovely plant with toothy, heart-shaped leaves. Aside from its silvery-white leaves, it gets its distinctive look from its tightly rounded foliage.

The Senecio cineraria (suh-NEE-see-oh sin-uh-RAR-ee-uh) is also known as Jacobaea maritima. Also, commonly called Dusty Miller. This bushy perennial has silvery-white leaves. 

In fact, they are finely textured and covered with fine matted hairs. Specifically giving them a felted or woolly appearance. Indeed providing an excellent contrast in flower beds or gardens. Also known as Silver dust, Silver Ragwort, or Cineraria maritima.

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